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Pundit Admits Abraham Proved Him Wrong

Arsenal great Alan Smith has admitted that he had his doubts about whether Tammy Abraham would be able to make it. The youngster has exceeded expectations this season as he has so far scored eight goals from eight League games. He has drawn comparisons to Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney as well as Chelsea legend Didier Drogba.

Lampard Says That Abraham Can Learn From Chelsea Legend

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has said that striker Tammy Abraham can learn a lot from Blues club legend Didier Drogba. The 21-year-old has been one of the stars for Lampard’s side so far and exceeded expectations. Thus far, he has managed to score several goals in the League from just six games. The highlight for him so far was his hat-rick against Norwich City. Due to the prowess which he is showing at such a young age, Abraham has drawn comparisons to Drogba as well as former England striker Wayne Rooney. He should be introduced to the Three Lions squad soon as cover for Harry Kane based on his current level of performances.

“It’s normal that the top strikers are judged on goals, and the next level of that is: do you score goals against the big teams,” said Lampard as quoted by The Guardian. 

“I understand that because against someone like [Virgil] Van Dijk, a defence like Liverpool, a team like Liverpool, maybe it’s harder to create chances.

“So it’s what can you do individually to try and create them, and how clinical can you be after that. He’s shown great signs this season but it will be another test on the way and it’s not the be all and end all day and we make our judgements after this. But for the top strikers like Didier, we all remember the amount of times he scored in finals and semi-finals and really important games and I think, quite rightly, players are judged on that.

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Abraham could be the best Blues striker since Drogba

The Blues have had a difficult time finding a solid number nine since the departure of Drogba. Since then, they have tried out the likes of Diego Costa, Alvaro Morata, Gonzalo Higuain and Olivier Giroud. Costa did show flashes of brilliance and had the technical ability to become a great player at Stamford Bridge but he lacked loyalty and desire to remain at the club. After failing to fully settle into life in England, Costa was eventually granted his wish and made a return to Spain with Atletico Madrid.

Morata and Higuain failed to score goals on a regular basis and the club opted not to keep them. Giroud has been a relative success when considering that his role has always been to be a good cover option up front rather than to lead the line on a regular basis. The veteran was also instrumental in terms of helping the Blues to win last seasons Europa League but he will be unlikely to remain with the team beyond next summer.

Abraham has the technical ability to become a great at Stamford Bridge. He is also a boyhood product of the Blues and as such, may have a desire to remain with the club for a long-time.

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Lampard Backs Abraham for England Success

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has backed striker Tammy Abraham to get called up to the England national team following his impressive start to the season. The youngster has so far scored several goals in the English Premier League from five games and is jointly on the top of the scorers’ charts along with Manchester City star Sergio Aguero.

Tammy Abraham a Rare Highlight for Chelsea

With Matchday 4 of the Premier League season done and dusted, the Blues do not look like they are capable of challenging for a top four finish this season. They have only won won game under Frank Lampard thus far, and that came against newly promoted Norwich City. With all due respect to the Canaries, one would expect a team which wants to challenge for a top four finish to comprehensively defeat them.

Former West Ham Hero Urges Tammy Abraham To Take His Chance

Former West Ham star Carlton Cole has urged Tammy Abraham to make the most of the opportunities that he will be given for Chelsea this season. The youngster is set to be given a lot of opportunities during the season ahead and Frank Lampard opted to start him during the 4-0 demolition which the club experienced at the hands of Manchester United to start the 2019/20 Premier League season.

Holloway: Abraham Good Enough for Chelsea

Former Blackpool and Hull City boss Ian Holloway believes that striker Tammy Abraham is good enough to lead the line for Chelsea from next season.  Abraham played a key role in helping Aston Villa win promotion to the Premier League this season. The Villains secured entry into next seasons top-flight following their 2-1 victory against Derby County during the Championship promotion-playoff final which was played on Monday.

Chelsea Loan Watch: Tammy Abraham Equals 42-Year-Old Record at Aston Villa

Tammy Abraham has been one of the Chelsea players out on loan that has been superb this season. The youngster scored yet again for Aston Villa during their 2-0 victory over Bolton Wanderers in the Championship on Friday. The strike was his 25th league goal of the season. In the process, he became the first Villa player since Andy Gray to net 25 league goals in a season for the club. Gray did so back in 1977.